Republican

Gretchen Whitmer photo
United Automobile Workers photo

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won another key endorsement from organized labor Monday in the race for Michigan governor, this time from the state's largest union.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
Facebook

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley's campaign director is turning down a $150,000 contract to help with Flint's economic development, saying doing both jobs would be a detriment to Flint and himself.

Twitter/Gretchen Whitmer

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in her run for governor.

wkar michigan state university radio

One of the Democratic candidates for Michigan governor announced she asked for the resignation of her campaign manager after details of "inappropriate behavior in the workplace" surfaced. 

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, a Republican who served suburban Detroit's Oakland County for 16 years after a career in insurance, died Tuesday at 84.

Courtesy / bobyoungformichigan.com

The 2018 US Senate race got a shake up Wednesday, but not because of someone entering the race. Republican Bob Young decided to step down from the race.


Michigan Capitol
File Photo / WKAR

Democrats and Republicans in the state House may go toe-to-toe next year on making English the official language of Michigan.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

While visiting East Lansing, Georgia congressman John Lewis said he is not surprised about the money laundering and conspiracy charges against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.


VoteSmart.org

Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83.

environmental cleanup
Flickr - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

A Michigan panel has approved a $15 million cut to environmental cleanup spending as work continues to finalize the state budget.

Elections 2016
Courtesy / NPR

Get closer to the debates with live fact-checking from NPR Politics

Wed. Oct. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch live coverage and analysis of the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debates.  WATCH LIVE STREAM HERE

Flickr/DonkeyHotey

As Republicans navigate sharp divisions involving Donald Trump, one Michigan journalist says the party reminds him of K-Mart’s old “blue light special:” tainted and beyond the point of meaningful repair.

Current State’s Mark Bashore finds out why from Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley.

A Romney takes top spot on Michigan GOP

Feb 23, 2015
Credit: http://www.migop.org

Michigan’s Republican Party has a new Chairwoman.

At its Lansing convention Saturday, activist Ronna Romney McDaniel got the nod on the first ballot.

She replaces commercial property developer Bobby Schostak at the top of the Michigan GOP. The 41-year old niece of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said ‘We need to a Republican in the White House through Michigan in 2016.’  Current State talks to Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta about the state's new GOP leader.  

Michigan GOP advisor addresses inter-party tension

Sep 12, 2013
Wikimedia Commons

Republicans in Michigan and around the country are locked in an intense debate over the party’s direction and priorities.   

 

Recently, internal tensions affecting the party encourage state Democrats over their election prospects in 2014.  Last week, the party leaked a memo describing the Michigan GOP as “coming apart at the seams.”  

 

Pages